Our Team

A SANO Membership gives you access to

Our expert performance team

Our team of experts is built around a set of shared common values. We all believe our purpose lies in helping others achieve growth by empowering and supporting them. We have spent a lifetime in pursuit of that goal, learning and growing ourselves, whilst on that journey. 

Matt Hornsby

SANO CEO

High-Performance Manager and Coach of elite sports teams across AFL, tennis and cricket for over 20 years. Matt’s passion is to inspire and support people to achieve higher levels of performance. Matt has a Masters Degree in Exercise Science.

Monique Slade

SANO COO

Monique's career focuses on new methodologies to collaborate and connect people on a deeper level. Monique has over a decade of experience delivering leadership and resilience programs within the mining and corporate sector. Challenging individuals and corporations to support growth and drive creativity through connection and innovation is her passion.

Steve Forcone

High Performance Manager

Experienced performance and development coach with a diverse range of individuals, including with elite athletes. Steve has worked on the personal development of professional athletes and business people for over 10 years. His experience can help identify practical and personalised opportunities for growth and improvement.

Jarryn Geary

Leadership & Performance Manager

Jarryn has completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Business. He was the recipient of the ACU Blue Award. Prior to joining SANO, Jarryn was a professional AFL player at the St Kilda Football Club where he played over 200 games and captained the team from 2017-2021.

Rebecca Clarke

Program & Operations Coordinator

Rebecca has over 15 years experience working within professional sporting organisations across Australia and the USA, specialising in marketing, sponsorship and events. She has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Sports Management and Finance.

Kane Johnson

Performance Manager
Certified Health Coach (IAHC)

After retiring from a 15-year AFL career, including two premierships with Adelaide Crows and a captaincy at the Richmond Tigers, Kane embarked on a mission to balance the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of being.

This led him to China, where he spent time with the Shaolin monks and discovered a new passion: studying and practising the ancient self-healing practice of Qigong. This was followed by mindfulness meditation and holistic health coaching.

Dr Craig Hassed

Advisor
Monash University

Associate Professor Craig Hassed is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of General Practice, where he has taught since 1989 while working extensively in the health and corporate sectors and with elite sporting bodies. Dr Hassed’s teaching, research and clinical interests range from mindfulness-based stress management, mind-body medicine and meditation to health promotion, integrative medicine and medical ethics.

Anabelle Smith

Olympic Bronze Medallist, Triple Olympian,
3 x Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist

Anabelle Smith has competed on the Australian Diving Team for the past 13 years and has a Degree in Exercise Science. Anabelle spreads her energy and experiences through motivational speaking and is currently helping shape Australia’s sporting future on the inaugural AIS Athlete Advisory Committee.

Dr Andris Ellims

Dr Andris Ellims is a Cardiologist and Cardiac Imaging Specialist at Epworth Freemasons, The Avenue Hospital and the Alfred Hospital. He is regarded as a national expert in this area. Click here for more information about Victoria Heart.

Giselle Cattapan

Giselle is qualified with a Masters of Dietetics. She is a specialist in healthy lifestyle nutrition interventions and cardio risk.

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